Compare SaltStack vs Ansible

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comparison of SaltStack vs. Ansible
based on data from user reviews. SaltStack rates 3.8/5 stars with 12 reviews. Ansible rates 4.6/5 stars with 60 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Basic Tower
$5,000 per year
 
Enterprise Tower
$10,000 per year
 
Premium Tower
$14,000 per year
 
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8.1
(Based on 12 reviews)
9.1
(Based on 58 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.0
(Based on 12 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 59 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
7.3
(Based on 9 reviews)
9.0
(Based on 40 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
7.0
(Based on 9 reviews)
8.9
(Based on 39 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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5.9
(Based on 8 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 40 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.9
(Based on 7 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 26 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.1
(Based on 11 reviews)
9.3
(Based on 59 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
50.0%
26.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
33.3%
33.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
16.7%
40.0%
 
Internet
17.6%
Information Technology and Services
36.8%
 
Higher Education
17.6%
Computer Software
14.7%
 
Computer Software
17.6%
Internet
13.2%
 
Consumer Goods
11.8%
Telecommunications
11.8%
 
Investment Management
11.8%
Insurance
2.9%
 
Other
23.5%
Other
20.6%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Dallas T.
Executive Sponsor in Higher Education

SaltStack is flexible and straightforward to use. It simplifies tasks further up and down the stack than many of its competitors and has allowed us to do things that would have otherwise required multiple orchestration engines. It enabled both sysadmins and...

Jason H.
User in Information Technology and Services

LIGHT WEIGHT / AGENT-LESS Ansible uses ssh and WinRM to communicate with servers, this means it is agent-less and lightweight and reduces your start-up time for new instances, and one less component to manage/update/upgrade. FLEXIBILITY Ansible allows...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Cameron H.
G2 Crowd User in Internet

The bugs that go unaddressed or get worse with each release. When setting grains it sucks to have to manually restart a minion to get a grain to set. The security issues as well are starting to pile up enough to make me rethink using salt in a production...

Toby A.
User

The tooling is built in python and in my experience very flakey. Running playbooks is very unintuitive and there's a fairly large barrier to entry.

 
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